Top 7 Tips for Keeping your Pet Healthy

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Emma / Published on October 15, 2013

How do I keep my pet healthy? 

Is paying for vet insurance necessary?

These are the questions you will be asking about pets if you want to avoid expensive vet bills.

However, there are certain things you can do to keep your pet healthy.

Here are our top 7 tips for pet care;

1. Neuter your pets

Neuter your cats and dogs so they stay in optimum health and don’t catch any diseases. The operation can be performed on pets as early as six to eight weeks old so make sure you book them in as soon as you can.

2. Annual Examination

Just like humans, pets can develops aches and pains, heart disease and cancer. To prevent these problems and catch them early, schedule to see your vet once a year.  

Ensuring your pet sees the vet once a year is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your pet is healthy.

3. Flea prevention

Prevention is better than cure, so buy a collar for your cat or dog, which repels fleas and spray them with a special ointment once a week. When you pet has fleas, it’s a nightmare but there are some ways to repel them. Click here for information on how to repel them naturally.

4. Say No to leftovers

We all know how tempting it is to give our pets leftovers or to sly them some food at the dinner table, but if you want to keep your pet healthy, be firm and say no. Human food can be harmful to pets, and over time lead to your pet becoming ill.

5. Well balanced Diet

Following on from the above point, it is essential you provide your pet with a well balanced diet. Check the list of ingredients on pet food and always choose food that has protein like beef and chicken (as opposed to animal by-products and grain) at the top of the list. Ensuring your pet is in good shape can add years to their lives.

6. Dental care is important for a healthy heart

Pets can develop gum disease, so regular brushing and mouth hygiene help keep pet's teeth strong and healthy.

Knowing that dental disease is one of the most preventable illnesses in pets should help you remember to look after your pet’s teeth!

7. Safe transport at all times

You may think it’s easier to just put your pet in the car and let them roam free but it’s very dangerous to do this. Pets that are not restricted in the car can distract the driver and hurt themselves if they get overexcited or scared. Make sure your pet is safe and never let them ride in the front.

These simple but vital tips are essential for keeping your pet healthy.

What do you think is the most important for pet care?

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